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The Beer Slingers: Buddy's

The Beer Slingers: Buddy's

It takes something to stand out from the crowd in today's beer and hospo market. For the mates behind new Newtown hangout Buddy's, they're aiming to do so with 30 self-serve taps, house party vibes and *checks notes* fairy bread.

March 27, 2023 by Benedict "Benny" Kennedy-Cox

Eagle Bay Leap Through Hoops... Slowly

March 23, 2023 by Jono Outred

Eagle Bay have launched Hoops, a years-in-the-making series celebrating wild ferments, barrel-ageing and patience. We chatted to brewer Keegan Steinbacher about the passion project launched with a little help from 3 Ravens.

The Beer World Pays Tribute To Pops

March 22, 2023 by James Smith

The beer world has been paying tribute to one of its "special men", after brewer and mentor Neil "Pops" Whittorn lost his battle with cancer. We spoke to some of those who knew him best.

Who Brews At Mixtape?

March 20, 2023 by Benedict "Benny" Kennedy-Cox

Spooning Goats was a pioneering craft beer venue – not to mention one of the quirkiest joints in Sydney. And while it fell victim to COVID, the founders' vision lives on at Mixtape Brewing & Bar in Marrickville.

Meet The 2023 Pint of Origin Beer

March 17, 2023 by James Smith

After a few rounds of voting and much discussion within The Crafty Pint team, we have a name for the 2023 Pint of Origin beer. Congratulations to Tim Brady for his winning suggestion – which turned out to be the very first entry too.

Aussie Hops: An International Perspective

March 16, 2023 by Will Ziebell

Australian hops can ignite plenty of passion among local brewers but they're not alone. Overseas, the likes of Galaxy are often in high demand. With hop harvest underway, we asked some international brewers for their thoughts on our hops.

The Garage Project Story

March 15, 2023 by Michael Donaldson

Garage Project and their beers are much-loved on both sides of The Ditch, with the Wellington-based brewery making a mark on a global scale too. Here, Pursuit of Hoppiness editor Michael Donaldson explores their incredible story.

Otherside To Open A Taproom At Perth Airport

March 14, 2023 by Will Ziebell

Perth Airport is set to become a whole lot craftier this year, with Otherside Brewing announcing they are building a taproom inside Terminal 2. We spoke to the team about their forthcoming new Brewlounge.

Catchment Lead Consortium Bringing Ballistic Out Of Administration

March 10, 2023 by Crafty Pint

Catchment Brewing have become majority owners of Ballistic Beer in a deal that will see the latter leave voluntary administration and continue operation. Ballistic founder David Kitchen is to stay on as a shareholder and advisor.

The Zythologist Find A Home

March 9, 2023 by Will Ziebell

Melbourne's southeast continues its crafty rise, with The Zythologist set to open by the end of 2023. We caught up with two of the chemical engineers behind the operation to ask what's next for the brewery launched at Monash Uni.

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Gabs Bris- C
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Mountain Goat
Holgate Mt Macedon Cans- G
Stone & Wood ECL
Darker Days- F